4 teens in custody after rash of car break-ins in Mooresville

Four teenagers were taken into custody Thursday charged with participating in a burglary ring that preyed on vehicles in Mooresville. 

Officers said at 1:16 a.m. Thursday, April 4 a call was made to 911 regarding a suspicious person and vehicle in a subdivision off Waterlynn Road. 

Witnesses told police several people were seen attempting to gain entry in to numerous vehicles, then jumped into a car and sped away. Officers were able to locate the suspect vehicle and tried to pull the car over, but the car refused to stop. 

The vehicle was pursued by police north to Troutman then south to Davidson. Stop sticks were used and the driver crashed the vehicle, police said. Four people inside the car jumped out the car and tried to run away. The entire group was taken into custody by police shortly after. 

Christopher James Marquis Moses, 18, of Gastonia, has been charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting/obstructing a law enforcement officer. He's being held at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond. The three others involved face similar charges but their names will not be released because they're under 18 years old, police said. 

This investigation remains open and active. Additional charges may be filed.